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Day County sees dip in tourism despite statewide increase

“In 2012, our vibrant visitor sector once again proved that it is a job-creating, revenue-generating industry,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said. “Tourism produced $291 million in state and local tax revenues last year and eased the tax burden on South Dakotans to the tune of $878 per household.” In Day County, tourism was a $23,602,300 industry last year which represents 4.9 percent of county sales and .6 percent of state tourism sales. That figure is down .1 percent from 2011 when $23,631,000 was reported. Read More »

COLUMN: Population pyramids show trouble ahead for Dakota counties

Population pyramids art

By Michael McCurry, South Dakota State Demographer   We’re all time travelers, traveling at the same speed-one hour per hour. We age at the same rate, and then look with surprise at an old person staring back from the mirror. Much of our region is, in a way, getting older as well. Because of the continued outmigration of young people, ... Read More »

Survey of Day County townships finds most are making do

by George Thompson They’re not flush, but they’re not broke either. A random survey of Day County townships found these grass roots units of government are making do with the money they’ve got – even though that’s not a lot. “We are just trying to keep our roads maintained,” said Egeland township chairman Ray Arneson. “We still have a lot ... Read More »

Decision time for farmers: To CRP or not to CRP?

Last glimpse of CRP

The future of South Dakota's pheasant population is at a crossroads. Through April 6, agricultural producers and landowners can enroll eligible land into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during a general sign-up period, and their decisions will affect pheasant populations in the region. Read More »

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